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Social Security

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. staff can give information about how to apply for Social Security (SS) benefits and general rights.  We do not normally represent people in appeals, but we can often refer you to local help or attorneys.

We might assign someone to help you appeal if you have SS benefits and an overpayment because you worked or have another problem getting back to work. Please call us or read about our program, Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) and download our brochure about PABSS .

The Social Security website has good information about benefits for people with disabilities and their families.  Here are links we think will be useful.

Updates and change from the Social Security Administration

General Information about Social Security 

Information about Social Security Disability

Information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Information about Benefits for Families

Information for Military Service Members

Information about Working

Information about Representative Payees

How to Appeal a Decision

Information about Overpayments

Additional Resources

Household’s recieving Food Assistance might be able to increase their benefits by deducting medical expenses.  You may be eligible if you are age 60 or older or have a disability and receive federal benefits including SSI, Social Security or Veterans Administration benefits. 

These links are accurate at the time they are posted and reviewed at least once a year.  Check back often; we will be updating and adding additional information.